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ūvesco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [uveo, uvens], to grow or become moist, wet, damp, dank, or humid (poet.).
I. Lit.: “suspensae in litore vestes Uvescunt,Lucr. 1, 306; Avien. Arat. 254.—
II. Transf., poet., to moisten or refresh one's self, i. e. to drink freely, to tipple: seu quis capit acria fortis Pocula, seu modicis uvescit laetius, * Hor. S. 2, 6, 70.
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    • Horace, Satires, 2.6.70
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 1.306
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